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Building electric buses: A new short-term training and certification program

One Los Angeles area program is getting trainees ready to build electric buses. A partnership among a number of entities, including Citrus College in...

A path to leadership roles for women in manufacturing

“I say the ideal worker in manufacturing is always thought of as being male. Women in much less numbers and not so much in...

Embedding industry certification into college programs

Automation has eliminated many low-skill manufacturing jobs. But it has created new and growing opportunities in which higher levels of skill and education are...

Making sense of the manufacturing skills gap

Manufacturing careers pay about $15,000 more than the rest of the private sector, and manufacturing can provide job security and upward mobility like no...

Advanced manufacturing: Industry emphasis on skills, not degrees

Pre-pandemic, manufacturing made up roughly 12 percent of the U.S. economy and 11 percent of the nation’s workforce. And despite the increasing encroachment of...

Manufacturing pivots during COVID-19 shutdowns and layoffs

American manufacturing and overall industrial production experienced the largest declines since 1946 in March as factories across the country shut down late in the...

New collar workforce emphasizes skills over college degrees

This week, Industry Week took a look at the current modern manufacturing environment, focusing on what matters most when it comes to building a...

Making sense of the manufacturing skills gap

Despite strong employment numbers overall, the outlook for the manufacturing sector remains a mixed bag. In 2019, manufacturing jobs increased by 46,000, well below...

Manufacturing remains a route to a good job, yet for a...

Manufacturing used to be the crown jewel of the American economy. Massive factories in nearly every corner of the country created goods sought worldwide....

Preparing for a new reality in manufacturing

VR, AR, and MR. If you think these “Rs” are only for gaming and recreation, then consider this: virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed...